What exactly is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of informational data sent to a user’s device from a particular website upon the initial visit. The website can then track that cookie with each subsequent visit, making it easier to deliver a more efficient, and personalized experience for the end-user.

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Different types of cookies

There are a variety of different web cookies that are used for alternate reasons. These include session, third-party, and permanent cookies.

Session

This is a cookie that is erased as soon as the user closes the web browser. Session cookies are stored in temporary memory and will store information pertaining to that particular browsing session.

Third-Party

These cookies are placed on a user's device from a domain separate to the one in which is currently being browsed. These are typically used by advertisers to provide a more personalized ad experience.

Persistent

Persistent (or permanent) cookies are stored on the user's drive until it expires or the user deletes the cookie in the browsing history settings. These are useful for storing information such as passwords and expire after 6 months.

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How to accept or refuse cookies

In order to accept or refuse cookies, you will need to take action on the banner notification when SkySilk.com first loads. The banner will appear at the top and give you two options, "Accept" and "Refuse". By accepting, or clicking away/closing the notification, you are providing consent for SkySilk to use cookies. Otherwise, by selecting "Refuse" you are not consenting to the usage of cookies.

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